Scholarships

Crowe Scholarships

Crowe Scholarship Guidelines

Crowe Scholarship Fund
Guidelines Adopted February 4, 2013

The UW Board of Regents accepted a bequest to establish the Evelyn T. Crowe Scholarship Fund in July 1986, for “Scholarships in Rural Sociology.” Evelyn T. Crowe was an undergraduate major in Rural Sociology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and wished to recognize her appreciation for her excellent education by establishing this scholarship for undergraduates in Community and Environmental Sociology and graduate students in the combined Community and Environmental Sociology/Sociology program. In June 2003, the University of Wisconsin Foundation received an additional bequest from the estate of Evelyn T. Crowe for the same purpose—providing scholarship support to Rural Sociology students.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate applicants must be registered as Community and Environmental Sociology (CES) majors.
  • Graduate applicants must be enrolled in the combined graduate program of Sociology/CES and have a CES faculty member as their official advisor.
  • Applicants must be current students in good standing at the UW-Madison.
  • Applicants will normally be full-time students as determined by CALS or the Graduate School.
  • Recipients may be either U.S. or non-U.S. citizens.
  • Recipients may be either new or continuing students.
  • Recipients may have other sources of funding.

Descriptions of Crowe Scholarships and Allocation

I. Undergraduate Awards. Undergraduate support is a high priority. However, collectively, undergraduates shall not receive more than one-half of all the scholarship funds available in a given year. Scholarly merit and student progress are the deciding factors for granting awards.

A. Undergraduate Research Scholarship

B. Undergrad Semesters Abroad

C. Undergraduate Educational Activities

D. Undergraduate Conference Scholarship

E. Evelyn Crowe Outstanding Senior Award

II. Graduate Student Awards. Scholarly merit and student progress are the deciding factors for granting graduate awards. Graduate applicants must be enrolled in the combined graduate program of Sociology/CES and have a CES faculty member as their official advisor.

A. Grad Student Travel Awards

B. Memberships to the Rural Sociological Society

C. Tuition Remission Surcharge

D. Pre-Dissertation Research Award

E. Supplement to Kolb Memorial Scholarship

F. Grad Student Thesis/Dissertation Research

Kolb Scholarship

The Kolb scholarship is in honor of the first chairman of the Department, who served from 1930 to 1946. Professor Kolb was known both in the United States and abroad for his research on rural primary groups and on the rural community. He established rural sociology in New Zealand, and made a major contribution to rural sociology in Brazil. The Kolb Memorial Scholarship may be awarded annually to an outstanding Community and Environmental Sociology student (undergraduate or graduate).

Nominations should include a letter from the faculty member advisor which addresses the reasons the student deserves this award: including academic achievements, professional involvement, intellectual contributions – evidence of the ways in which the student exceeds the usual achievements and the student’s CV or resume. Applications are due on April 30th.

Qualifications

  • Nominees must be current students in good standing at the UW.
  • Nominees must be enrolled in the joint Sociology-Community and Environmental Sociology graduate program or CES undergraduate major.
  • Graduate student nominees must have a member of the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology as advisor of record.
  • Nominees must be full-time students as determined by CALS or the Graduate School.

Havens Award

Friends and faculty of the Department of Rural Sociology established the Havens Memorial Fund after the untimely death in 1984 of Professor A. Eugene Havens, who at the time was serving as Chair of the Department.

This Memorial Fund provides a source of financial assistance to graduate students from developing nations who are pursuing a Ph.D. in Community & Environmental Sociology, Sociology, Development Studies, or related disciplines at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The fund exemplifies the noble spirit of our friend, colleague, and teacher, Gene Havens. He devoted his life to improving the lives of people in the developing world by teaching social science to students and supporting them in their efforts to improve the social systems in their nations. The Havens Award Committee grants one cash award per year.

To qualify for the Havens Fund award, applicants must be citizens of a developing nation and in good standing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the graduate program of the Departments of Community & Environmental Sociology and Sociology, or the Ph.D. program in Development Studies. The Committee will consider all qualified students, and give preference to students who have passed the preliminary examinations and have dissertator status. The Committee will base the award primarily on scholarly merit, considering financial need as well. Recipients of a Havens Award may have other sources of funding, however, they cannot have received support from the Havens Fund in the past. The Havens Award Committee reserves the prerogative to make no awards.

The applicant should submit:

  1. a Havens Fund award application form.
  2. a cover letter that describes financial need
  3. a description of current or proposed research
  4. a letter from the student’s adviser addressing the student’s academic status and progress, scholarly performance, and financial need.

The Havens Award Committee will review applications:

Address your application letters to the Chair of the Havens Award Committee, Professor Katherine Curtis. Send all materials electronically or on paper through Megan Banaszak, mbanaszak@wisc.edu, Department of Community & Environmental Sociology, 350 Agriculture Hall, 1450 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706, mbanaszak@wisc.edu. The deadline for applications is 1 April.

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